The $10 Food Day #4: Bacon-Veggie Egg Boats

Bacon-veggie egg boats, part of the $10 Food Day from Cheap Recipe Blog

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea, in my opinion. It goes without saying that this recipe works for breakfast, dinner or lunch for that matter. Today, it shines as the dinner portion of the $10 Food Day #4.

The $10 Food Day, In a Nutshell

If you’re new to the $10 Food Day, here’s what you get:

  • 4 recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack)
  • Enough to feed 4 people
  • All for less than $10 – for the whole day

Looking for more $10-a-day food plans? Check out the past three $10 Food Days:

Bacon-veggie egg boats, part of the $10 Food Day from Cheap Recipe Blog

These egg boats are fun, delicious, and completely customizable. The recipe is also really easy to make. For ultimate cost savings, use toppings that you already have on hand in your fridge or freezer (like onions, cheese,  fresh veggies, etc.)

The Cost

  • French bread (1 large loaf) = $1.99
  • Eggs (6) = $.48
  • Other ingredients (toppings, olive oil, etc.) = $1.00 (approximately)

Total cost for recipe: $3.47

Supplement this meal with some fresh fruit and veggies, but be mindful of where you shop. Find out what grocery store has the cheapest prices across the board. You will be shocked. I know I was!

Bacon and Veggie Egg Boats

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20 min

This is the perfect recipe to use up odds and ends in your fridge and freezer. Otherwise, take a trip around your grocery store salad bar to get ingredients like bacon bits, spinach, and cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large loaf French bread/crusty bread/baguette
  • Olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Toppings (about 1 cup): Crumbled bacon, green pepper, red pepper, shredded cheese, spinach

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Hollow out the loaf of bread, so that it is about 1/2 inch thick throughout.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add desired toppings.
  3. Place bread on a large baking sheet and pour in egg mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bread is toasted and eggs are set. Remove from oven, let cool slightly, cut, and serve.

One Response to “The $10 Food Day #4: Bacon-Veggie Egg Boats”

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    violet — October 13, 2014 @ 3:42 am

    Yum, they really look good and easy to make. Even though I just came home from eating at a large buffet, my mouth watered when I saw these.

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